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    Melo on role with Lakers: ‘I kind of look at it like the USA Team’

    Oct 2, 2021
    PHOTO: AP

    CARMELO Anthony is eager to learn his part in a loaded Los Angeles Lakers roster, excited to see how the stars would mix well, and how soon.

    The 37-year-old Anthony understands huge adjustments will have to be made by everybody, and that he gladly accepts a diminished role in pursuit of a championship.

    "With this team, I kind of look at it like the USA Team. There’s so much talent that you’ve got to figure out what works together, what doesn’t work together and how it works together, and how well it comes together," said Anthony in an article on silverscreenandroll.com.

    A 10-time All-Star, Anthony said the talk of getting starts doesn’t concern him anymore.

    “At this point, whatever we need to do, let’s do it. I can’t sit and be like ‘I want to start’ or ‘I want to come off the bench.’ Whatever it is, it is.

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      “I’ve had and experienced being a starter for 17, 18 years, and had the experience of coming off the bench for one year. So it’s not something I think about.”

      Anthony joined a Lakers squad led by a 36-year-old LeBron James and Anthony Davis, a high-mileage 28.

      The Lakers also added a bunch of veterans in triple-double machine Russell Westbrook, 32; reacquired veteran playmaker Rajon Rondo, 35; former top pick and thrice Defensive Player of the Year Dwight Howard, 35; and DeAndre Jordan, 33.

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